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Tips for Maximizing Workout Benefits as a Mom MD

Tips for Maximizing Workout Benefits as a Mom MD
Moving around is one of the best-documented means of having a positive impact on overall health. For moms juggling a hectic lifestyle, keeping in mind that research has shown 15 minutes a day spent walking can help reduce the risk of nearly every major disease. Understanding some of the most basic aspects of how your body recovers and grows stronger from exercise can help you stay fit while juggling the many challenges of motherhood! The Science of Maximizing Workout Impact Working out is simple enough—understanding how to maximize the benefits of working out can be a bit more difficult. Diet......
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Saving Our Hearts: A Physician Mom’s Guide to Managing Stress

Saving Our Hearts: A Physician Mom’s Guide to Managing Stress
February is Heart Health Month; a time when we increase awareness about the effects of heart disease, especially in women. We know the statistics all too well. 1 out of 3 women die each year from heart disease. We also know that heart disease is preventable. We encourage our patients to take care of their hearts by reducing their blood pressure and cholesterol levels, by eating healthy, exercising and reducing their stress level. How much of this advice do we take on ourselves. When was the last time you checked in with yourself? How much stress are you dealing with right now? Stress is hard t......
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Should You Go To The Dentist While Pregnant?

Should You Go To The Dentist While Pregnant?
This is generally a simple answer in most situations. Fortunately for you, this answer is short but does require some contextual qualification. The health of your teeth and mouth is still a vital part of your overall well-being, and your well-being is paramount even more when you are pregnant and caring for a little one. So what we should do, as a public service, is address this question in various contexts. We can say that in general, however, the answer to the question is yes, with caveats. Scheduled Cleaning: Do I Cancel? If you are pregnant and you have a regularly-scheduled cleaning ......
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Hardly Discussed Breast Cancer Early Signs

Hardly Discussed Breast Cancer Early Signs
Did you know that breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer among women worldwide? There is higher occurrence of breast cancer rates in the developed countries as compared to developing countries. A study by the National Cancer Institute in the USA shows that each year there are 232,340 female breast cancer cases and 2,240 male breast cancer cases. According to the study, an average of 39, 620 Americans die each year from breast cancer. As an informed health savvy person, you should know what signs to look for to be able to deal with the breast cancer in its early stages. Learn more abo......
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Can Breast Cancer Be Predicted Before it Develops?

Can Breast Cancer Be Predicted Before it Develops?
There has been quite a major breakthrough in medicine as a study was found to prove how a simple blood test can actually be more useful than mammograms as it may even predict any signs of breast cancer even up five years before it develops. Breast cancer is one of the major leading causes of cancer for women, which is why the world desperately needs to find a new way to detect breast cancer faster. Why? Although there is a large amount of scientific data that insists on mammograms are not the most effective method, having a breast cancer screening is most likely the last thing you would want t......
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Where Does a Baby Develop During Pregnancy?

Where Does a Baby Develop During Pregnancy?
A pregnancy is usually considered to take forty weeks. In these weeks, the fetus is supposed to have developed entirely thus being deemed ready for birth and the outside world. During these forty weeks, the fetus development, right from conception will involve various parts of the womb and the reproductive system of a woman. For proper discussion, the process is mostly developed into three trimesters. There are significant developments that mark each semester. Besides, there are different signs and feelings that the mother will show or have during the trimesters. They help the mother keep trac......
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Metastatic Breast Cancer: Signs and Symptoms

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Signs and Symptoms
Metastatic breast cancer is also referred to as stage IV breast cancer. This means that the cancerous cells have stopped being localized in the breast and have travelled to other cells of the body. When the cancerous cells metastasize, they travel to the bones, liver, brain or even lungs. This compounds the problem of treatment as it is not as easy to target the cancerous cells. There is limited awareness on metastatic breast cancer and more needs to be done for the general public to understand this condition that is increasingly affecting the population, women and men alike. One of the harsh......
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4 Steps to Good Health After Menopause

4 Steps to Good Health After Menopause
While most menopausal symptoms are likely to vanish after menopause, one may still struggles with issues like vaginal dryness and occasional hot flashes and disturbed nights because of night sweats. There is also a possible increased risk to suffer from certain types of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis and diabetes. Often times, the increased risk to these complications stem from reductions in hormonal levels of estrogen and progesterone, and negative lifestyle habits. And because menopause affects a woman in stages, with the nature and intensity of the different symptoms affectin......
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Why Breast Cancer Patients Start Taking Joint Pain Supplements?

Why Breast Cancer Patients Start Taking Joint Pain Supplements?
You may find that most breast cancer patients have complications after the chemotherapy. This is because the treatment given has negative effect to the body hence development of other severs complications such as joint pains. Women are given aromatase inhibitors that prevent re-occurrence of the tumors. Most women are said to leave this medication due to severe joint pains hence lead to development of tumor in other parts of the body. To avoid the severe joint pains the patients are recommended to take joint pain supplements in order to reduce the Pin. This also helps to encourage intake of th......
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After effects of breast cancer treatments are many. Patients should be on medications for a longer time to avoid reoccurrence of c... Read More
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During Menopause: Know Impact Of Menopause Supplements And Smoking

During Menopause: Know Impact Of Menopause Supplements And Smoking
There are so many ways to handle menopause especially in women since they are the ones who undergo menopause at an early age. There is a kind of menopause known as pre-mature since it occurs I early stages like 25 -30 years of age. This kind of menopause can try to be treated only if recognized early enough. In women they stop experiencing their menstrual cycle in such a way that they can never give birth. This menopause is a process and is accompanied by a variety of symptoms. A woman with high immunity may go through smooth menopause process since most symptoms will not bring you down as it ......
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7 Light Exercises You Should Do While Pregnant

7 Light Exercises You Should Do While Pregnant
When you’re pregnant it’s important to stay healthy for your and your baby’s sake. Staying healthy includes making some lifestyle adjustments that involve physical activity, reducing stress, and eating healthy foods. Yes, physical activity can be of huge help when you’re pregnant. But, what exercises to do? Keep reading this article to find out.   1. Plie   Plie is a low-impact exercise that you can do when you’re 11 weeks pregnant as well as when you’re far along in your pregnancy. This easy-to-do exercise strengthens your quadriceps, butt, hamstrings, and it also improves your......
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6 Ways To Boost Women's Health

6 Ways To Boost Women's Health
Health concerns for women are different from those of men. If you are a lady, you need to learn the steps that are essential for you to ensure you always remain healthy and energetic. Choices in lifestyle women make can affect their health. It is therefore, essential that every woman learns of behavior and lifestyle tricks and tips that help in ensuring she remains healthy. The simple things we regularly do are the ones that matter. Ensure that you have good health and are full of happiness by practicing these tips. Eat a Healthy Diet Ensure you try to eat foods that are natural. Fresh fruit......
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